Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family is one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.
arugula, fresh mint
spice - limestone
vegetal - arugula, fresh mint
fruit - kiwi
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
Laoshan Village Shandong Province
longjing quntiTea Varietal
Mr. He personally hand twists and finished each leaf in this labor-intensive early-spring biluochun style. Laoshan spring comes much later than southern China, so these early May harvests are picked under cool weather and light sun exposure without their winter greenhouse coverings for sweet and rich flavor. The nuance of the bilochun processing style brings out the subtle minerality of the Laoshan microclimate.
'Thankfully 2019-2020 was a mild winter compared to the last two years, meaning that the plants in China’s northernmost tea growing region did not suffer frost damage. The He Family's plants have been able to recover, and this new recovery growth has been rich and tender, a boon for the He Family after so many difficult years.'
4 g.6-8 oz.use 175° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 175° watersteep 10 seconds add 8 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings